The value of hearing God’s voice

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Direction is crucial

The voice of God is your access to victory. It is your way out of insurmountable problems. Every believer has the divine right to have access to the voice of God, but it does not come cheaply. Hearing from God is a learned skill. Hearing from God is crucial to the direction in your life. Direction is defined in the dictionary as

  •  A course along which someone or something moves
  •  A point to or from which a person or thing moves.
  • The management or guidance of someone or something

Receiving direction from above is to receive heaven’s idea concerning your life and future. Divine direction is direction from God. It is following the course,  path and plan of God for your life, career and ministry. Hearing God’s voice or direction from above is absolutely critical for your breakthrough and victory in life. God has a specific plan and path for your life. Direction from above is basically the Holy Spirit communicating the plan and mind of God to our spirits.You cannot make it by yourself. This revelation impacted the great Prophet Jeremiah when he uttered,

Jeremiah 10:23; “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”

Why is direction from above imperative for the believer?

You must realize that you cannot make it by yourself. One thing is for sure - whatever is troubling you is not troubling God. Whatever is causing you to lose sleep is not fretting God in the least bit. He knows what to do about your situation. The reason why you are disturbed is because you do not know what he knows. If you knew what was on the mind of God then you would be cool just like God. This is why a believer must endeavor to live his life with his ears connected to the mouth of God. Allow me to list three reasons  in this little article why it is imperative for you to receive direction from God.

  • To be on the right track

Man cannot lead himself. Don’t assume you know it all. Run to God. You see as human beings we are limited in our capacity. We can only see what is in front of us. The Message Translation aptly pens the thought of Solomon from the book of Proverbs, ‘Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil' (Proverbs 3:5-7) Don’t assume you know it all. Run to God! When we make decisions, we do so based upon our expertise, education level and experience. However we do not always know and do not foresee what can happen in the middle of the situation or what the end result might turn out to be.

However, Our Lord Jesus Christ is known as the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. When we make a decision or take a direction in which he has led us, he already knew what was in the middle and the end. You do not know and cannot see the pitfalls, traps and snares that satan has planted but the Lord does.

Proverbs 14:12; “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

Proverbs 16:25; “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

How many times have you made a decision that at the beginning you thought was the real deal only to discover it was a major mistake later on? All of us have experienced this dilemma! At the start it all looked good but the end was devastating.

  • To avoid pitfalls and destruction

God is forever trying to get our attention so that we can avoid pain, heartache and financial loss. The primary reason why we experience destruction is because our ears are not tuned in to the voice of God. Your problem is not that God is not speaking, it is that you cannot hear God. He has no speaking problem, you have a hearing problem!

  • To avoid stagnation in life

God hates stagnation. You must hate stagnation. Israel was trained by God to follow the pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night to avoid camping in a place where God does not want them to camp. Many have overstayed in what was meant to be a transitional period and became stagnant  in life. Things turn sour when you stay in a place where God did not command you to stay. The prophet Micah opens this truth to us,

Micah 2:10; “Get up and leave. This is not your place of rest anymore. You have made this place unclean, and it is doomed to destruction.” New Century Version

You can enjoy more of this powerful information by ordering my book Receiving Direction From Above

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